Government-Nonprofit Contracting Task Forces

Streamlining Report

Partnering for Impact: Government-Nonprofit Contracting Task Forces Produce Results for Taxpayers

Partnering for ImpactNonprofits and governments can reduce their own costs, improve services provided to constituents, and return greater value to taxpayers by creating government-nonprofit task forces to develop and implement recommendations to reform contracting practices and procedures. That is the key finding of a new report by the National Council of Nonprofits, which conducted an extensive analysis of joint task forces in nine states charged with rooting out waste while maintaining and even enhancing accountability.

The report, Partnering for Impact: Government-Nonprofit Contracting Task Forces Produce Results for Taxpayers, provides a first ever how-to guide for nonprofit leaders and government officials wanting to streamline the government-nonprofit contracting process. It also provides practical guides for building collaborative relationships with government officials and offers details on the most frequently cited solutions that task forces recommend to improve the contracting process.

Key Resources from State Task Forces Highlighted in Partnering for Impact





  • Background: No enabling legislation. Maine Association of Nonprofits is working directly with the Commissioner ofHealth and Human Services. 
  • Legislation to implement recommendation for deemed status: State of Maine, Mental Health Licensing.


New Jersey

New York

  • Background: No enabling legislation. New York Council of Nonprofits and the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York have worked directly with the Attorney General's and Governor’s offices.
  • Report: New York Attorney General’s Leadership Committee, Revitalizing Nonprofits: Renewing New York (2012).

North Carolina


Find Local Information

Connect with local resources and expertise. Find


Stay Updated

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest nonprofit resources and trends by subscribing to our e-newsletters